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Amazing what a bit of new plastic will do

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by B5 BIKER, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. B5 BIKER
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    Got new rear axle bushes fitted to my avant today.
    What a difference they made to the handling and the ride
    next to doing the control arms, has to go down as some of the best
    money I've spent on the car. €40 for the bushes
    €100 for the labour.
    By all accounts the one on the drivers side fell out
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator

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    Yeh we found the same when we did ours on the old car, felt like someone had just fitted completely new uprated suspension on the rear of the car!
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    Think mine are shot it squeaks abit if push down on the back or when tightning wheels does it sound like there my problem?
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    Still waiting to do mine. Going to try the heavy duty options as the polybushes arent available yet from what i can see.
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    the handling on mine was all over the place even though i had fitted new shocks and springs.
    every time i hit a divet on the road or a ridge the back of the car wobbled like two old people shagging
    i recently upgraded my wheels from 15 to 17s and when changing i found that the whole axle was moving (thought it was time to change)
    there was no tell tale noises from mine just a lot of unnessecary movement.
    i fitted febi bushes that i got from german auto parts direct who were fairly competitive compared to my local autofactors
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    Yh sound bout right when was doing wheel up it appeared to move the whole hub sideways so think ill be doing them next
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